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>> bosnians remember sewl next rebrenecia as genocide. also coming up, the police admit to-- >> the war in gaza there is little sign of recovery in the palestinian territory. and nepal's tent cities why months after the quakes thousands are calling these
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camped tents their homes. >> hello, russia has blocked an u.n. resolution that would have labeled the massacre of men and boys as a genocide. >> last minute talks to try to reach a deal there was no deal. it was supposed to be a day to commemorate the victims. today if became an ugly fight over language reflecting the deep division within the u.n. security council over what occurred. calling the 1959 killing of thousands of muslims an act of genocide was rejected by russia using the veto granted to permanent members of the council. >> the draft submitted by the
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united kingdom turned out to been constructive, controversial and politically motivated. it contained di distortions. the approach to which you single out one responsible party for a war crime is not legitimate and can result in even greater division within the bosnian society. >> the u.k. rejected that argument. >> it's denial and not this draft resolution that will cause division. 20 years ago is a man pa power was working in bosnia as a journalist. >> why would russia vote to deny recognition of the genocide. today's vote mattered it mattered hugely to the families of the victims of the genocide.
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russia's veto is heartbreaking. for those families. it is a further stain on this council's record. >> bosnian serbs killed 8,000 men, boys as they need from an u.n. safe area after u.n. peace keepers were overrun. the international community and the u.n. itself came under intense criticism for not doing more to prevent the killings. >> many had hoped this resolution would give some closure to victims' families. instead one veto laid bear the deep divisions that still remain even all these years later. gabriel elizondo united nations nations. >> the greek finance minister submitted a new letter to international creditors the
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proposal includes tax and reform measures but does not outline how greece plans to create them. and greece was facing a tough crowd at the european parliament. >> after the brinkmanship of refusal and referendum in greece prime minister alexis tsipras made his case in strasbourg. >> today we come with a strong mandate from the greek people and we're determined not to clash with europe but to tackle head on the establishment in our country and to change the mindsets which has taken us and the eurozone down. >> the grandstand something unlikely to have impressed e.u. leaders who gathered the night before only to discover that the greeks would not present new reform proposal until thursday although greece has formerly asked for a new three-year financial bail out. >> until now i have avoided
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talking about deadline. but the final deadline ends this week. >> the view from brussels is that we're into the final count down. it's a matter of days to determine the future of greece and it's people. but far from brussels a charity serving those who really have nothing left means that life is about to get marginally better or much, much worse. doctors of the world cares for the swelling armies of migrants, asylum seekers and greece's own sick and poor. this man has not had a job for two years nor pension or medical insurance but he does have a medical condition. >> if i did not have this place i would jump over the acropolis. >> but how does a charity survive when the givers can no longer forward to give?
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>> we're very afraid because if the situation continues the people will have not access to their money. they won't have money. they won't have any food items to bring. so it would collapse. >> a german doctor. >> i've been here 25 years living here in greece. >> whether a deal is struck to save greece will depend largely on german leadership and german money. >> i'm sure that mrs. merkel and all the german government snows very well that the people are very bad. they know. i'm sure they know. many german journalists have visited here and i'm sure they're going to try their best. >> but in brussels, berlin as in life there are few guarantees. jonah hull al jazeera, athens. >> well, the world worries that
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greece could send global stocks in a frenzy, but investors will be closely watching the market in china when they resume trading in a few hours that's after wednesday's sell off after it slumped 5.5%. the stock was fears were brought by slow downs. >> continuing four weeks while the marks in china slow down again. the biggest index closed down 6%. this adds to the nearly 30% to the markets in china have seen a sell off in the last several years. nearly $3.2 trillion. now something else we see continuing on wednesday. more companies are taking their stocks off the market. they're not allowing them to be traded. the total number is 1400. a few more hundred were taken off the market today. the central government has reacted to what has been going on. those companies that are traded on the market will continue to be traded.
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and they have georgeed managers to continue to trade on this market. they've called what has been happening a panic and irrational sell off. these statements today these commitments today the market sell off is still continuing. >> there was one other issue that compounded market instability on wednesday. trading on the new york stock exchange was stopped several hours for what was described as technical difficulties. the company that manages the exchange said that the problem was internal and not the result of age cyber breach. the >> it's been a year since israel began it's bombardment of gaza. people who lost their homes are living among the ruin of what is left or in temporary shelters. we have reports from gaza. >> he has not climbed these steps in nearly a year. they used to lead into what was
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once a large home he shared with his extended family. now all that is left is rubble after israeli tanks shelled it. he also lost much more than his house during the 50 day war. he also lost most of his family. these photos are all that he has left of who were killed in an israeli strike. he said for the past year he and the surviving members of his family have barely been able to make ends meet, and hamas which controls gaza, and fattah, have not done enough to improve things. >> hamas and fattah are both too busy fighting each other than trying to help us. they only give money to their own supporters but not the needy people. only god can help us. >> international donors including the united states and gulf countries have pledged billions of dollars to rebuild gaza but israel's siege, which
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has lasted for years, means badly needed construction materials like cement have not been allowed in despite offers by the united nations to oversea the process. israel's continuing blockade of gaza means just one percent of reconstruction material needed for gaza has been deliver: according to the united nations the influx of goods is so slow that it could take up to 30 years to rebuild. which is why around 20,000 palestinians now live in temporary shelters like these. most don't have electricity or running water and extended families often have to share just one room. as living conditions worsen many here are becoming increasingly angry. senior hamas spokesman said that he understands the frustration. >> we feel the suffering. we have to do everything to help people. we have to do everything to give a chance for the reconstruction. but this is now the mission of
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hamas, to work together, to put all the differences behind. >> that small comfort to this man who at 80 years old is the main guardian of his four young grandsons after their parents were killed. he finds it difficult to worry about their futures when their lives now are so hard. >> there are signs a truce could be forged between yemen's government and houthi rebels after three months of conflict. yemen's government based in saudi arabia has told the united nations that it has an agreed to a conditional truce which could be implemented in the coming days. it would be based that houthi rebels release prisoners and withdraw from province where is there is intense fighting. >> the news is underscoring how complicated the conflict in yemen has become. while you have the spokesman for yemenis government saying that in fact, they've informed the
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u.n. that they have accepted a conditional truce, we plus stress that is a conditional truce we're hearing about. yemen's government in exile is saying that they will 1917 to implement a cease-fire if the houthis agree to withdraw from territories they've taken over and if also the houthis agree to release prisoners that the yemeni government has been asking to be released for quite some time. we have not yet heard from the houthis. while there has been a slow down in fighting today and airstrikes are still taking place. there are over a million people in yemen it is extremely bad still. aid workers not getting in. on answer occasions the past couple of weeks ships have not been able to enter the potter of aden bringing supplies to the people of yemen who desperately need it. while this is good news it will take some time to find out when
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and if this cease-fire will take hold. >> still ahead for you on al jazeera this half hour, iraq discovers hundreds of artifacts lost to looters after the 2003 u.s.-led invasion. rebel commanders with their demands ending the country's civil war.
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>> russia has vetoed the resolution that would have condemned the massacre during
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the bass knean war as a genocide. >> the u.n. said it will take $8 billion to rebuild the palestinian territory over 20 years. and greece has asked for a new aid package but does not outline how greece plans to pay them. greeks are struggling to make ends meet. we travel there to see how people are coping. >> for 20 years his coffee shop was the pulse of the neighborhood. during the good times. hardly anyone here during the days of austerity. >> i'm here most days. from 9:00 in the morning to 9:00 at night.
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>> how do you keep it open? >> all these here, no pay. no pay. he's not worried his landlord will throw him out. most of the shops on his street have shut down. and no one is investing in new businesses. wherever you look around, it is the same seen of abandonment. the minds are down. the doors are shut, the windows are closed. sometimes there is a phone number in case someone is interested. but by the likes of it no one is. those who have survived have had to down size. this business recently let go of two employees. >> of course i was upset. we were together for the past 20 years. we're hopeful for something better.
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instead of something that will make me close my business. >> this is not just the story of businesses going bust. it's about people's family history. this man's parents opened the shot 50 years ago. the place is filled with childhood memories. >> for the last five years i'm forced to dig in to my savings to keep running it. i grew up here. i have been working 35 years. i should retire in two or three so i have to keep it open to get my pension. i'm stuck. i can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. >> also sees very few customers. that is one of the biggest tragedies hitting the country.
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they will never know the greece that used to be. >> they said it's one of the properties to bring the girls home. they met with parents to offer reassurance and support. >> these parents have lived for more than a year. not knowing if they'll see them again. they're two of more than 200 girls. boko haram said it forced some of the girls to convert to islam and marry fighters. president buhari met some of the school girls' parents to show he's committed to bringing them home.
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>> this boko haram will come to an end sooner or later. even the. >> since the girls were seized many people were too afraid to stay and fled from the town. some have moved here to this settlement in the outskirts of the capital of abuja. this man has brought heartache with him. his niece was kidnapped and is still missing. >> we need security first. the security of our lives have to be assured at home. >> in office less than two must president buhari has made it clear stopping boko haram is his administrations top priority. his predecessor was criticized for failing to contain the armed group. buhari has already met military leaders from neighboring countries and announced a joint
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military force to begin battling boko haram by month's end. >> we want him to take the action and end boko haram and let's have peace and let the people of nigeria go back to their normal ways of life. >> and for parents and family members that can't happen until their girls come home. al jazeera. >> pope francis has arrived in bolivia's capital to begin the next leg of his south america visit. he'll only spend four hours there due to the worries of the affect of high altitude would have on his health. he is using his latin american tour to speak out against war and calling for a new ecological world order. there you see a lot of excitement. a lot of people out on the
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streets in anticipation of the pope's visit as they get ready to greet him. he has just arrived if bolivia. well flying the confederate flag over south carolina state capitol grounds could be banned as they meet for a third day. a bill to remove the flag passed the state senate on tuesday with only three no votes. a volcano in western indonesia continue to blow out ash and smoke. they have been erupting since early june and 10,000 people had to be moved from their homes. south sudan's rebel leader has called on the president to resign or spark a revolution. they have asked the international community to withdraw its support for the government. they have been speaking to rebel commanders about their demands. >> in this meeting south sudan's
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wave their options in the ongoing battle between the fighters and government troops in parts of the country. generals and influential individuals on both sides of the conflict have been accused of being hard liners and hampering the negotiations brokered. they have yet to achieve any peace. >> so you don't consider yourself hard liners or spoilers? of the generals on the ground? >> they all say they want piece but fighting is going on despite a cease-fire. according to the u.n. many people have been killed. their homes burned. women raped and tens of thousands of people displaced in
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the latest government offensive. rebels are also on the offensive in the neighboring state but only functioning both sides blame each other for starting the fight. >> if i kill two of your children how can there be peace. the only way to stop the war is to remove them from the helm. >> the commanders insist there was no coup attempt as claimed by the government. but what followed offer was an attempt to ethniccally cleanse the second largest tribe in the country. this. >> the commanders say they will not accept anything less than the armed forces. this general says that 18 months
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is not enough to heal wounds and build trust between their rival forces. >> to be trained and organized to come together again at the national army of south sudan that will not be enough. is. >> these men are all important advisers to their leader. they say they'll follow his lead but will not accept a deal that does not properly address the route cause of the conflict. al jazeera in rebel held states. >> iraq has recovered hundreds of looted artifacts in several countries. they were believed to have been stolen over the past decade as jane arraf reports from baghdad. >> it might have been hard for get these artifacts back than to get them out. iraq's foreign minister viewed dozens of pieces recovered by international customs agents after being looted from iraq
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since 2003. many of the sites they came from are now under isil control where there is not much crack can do about the looting and destruction. >> two years ago we were fighting against smugglers. now we're fighting against armed groups that are well equipped and well funded. >> some important pieces stolen when the iraq museum was loot are still missing and might never be found. others are still the subject of legal claims. this is the most important piece in this collection. a 3,000-year-old piece winged beings that they believed protected their palaces. it showed up for sale in 2008. iraqi officials are not sure which site it was looted from or when because pieces like that have never been register: archaeologists can't be sure what is missing. a lot of these artifacts are
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looted from the sites directly not from museums and they don't know they've been looted until they turn up at auction. not all are authentic. some are fakes intended to fool buyers. not all were stolen but borrowed. like this tablet lent to a museum in the 1950s. iraq wants everything back. >> we're very serious. most of these pieces are outside of iraq. we need committees to prove that they belong to iraq. it is our history and it should remain here. >> this is an entire tea set and silver looted from one of saddam hussein's palaces. other items are from a baghdad museumeled filled with gifts given to the iraqi president. they're believed to have been taken by american soldiers. they pledge to build new museums. so much has been lost they want to hang onto the heritage they
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have. >> monsoons in nepal are presenting new dangerous to the survivors of april's deadly earthquakes. >> atcolorful tents dot the hills. every few days another tented camp pops up nearby. this man walked three days with his six children from a village. >> there have been massive landslides in neighboring villages. in our village rocks started to fall. now it's no longer possible to go back to our village. >> some corrugated iron sheets are distributed but it's not enough to go around all. most survive underneath tarps. but they say they're not worried about that. >> 13 households are still up in our village. they have not been able to abandon their life stouth stock. they're harvesting crops.
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some 50-60 active villages are still there. those in the village how will they survive the rains and the landslides. >> more than 500 people have moved to the camp living off hand outs and more people are on their way. just in this district alone more than 2500 people need to go resettled. according to the government 66,000 people from 18 districts have to be resettled. the district government has been told they need to restart the settlement process by the 15th of july. >> our main challenge in is the lack ever resources. we have estimateed the budget in the work plan. six months expenses for each family will be around $3,240. we need around $500,000 for the total proposed population.
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>> the district government hopes that the budget needed will be swiftly handed over from the central emergency fund, and it is still not clear whether these people will ever be able to return home or whether they ever will. al jazeera. and every year, wages have stayed the same for the people that harvest that produce - sometimes the last people to touch the fruit bought by u.s. consumers. but after years of long, hot days and stagnant pay, workers left the fields and took to the streets to demand better working conditions - and a living wage.